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Piece of My Heart

Piece of My Heart

The sixteenth instalment in the Number One bestselling DCI Banks series.

As volunteers clean up after a huge outdoor rock concert in Yorkshire in 1969, they discover the body of a young woman wrapped in a sleeping bag.

She has been brutally murdered. The detective assigned to the case, Stanley Chadwick, is a hard-headed, strait-laced veteran of the Second World War. He could not have less in common with – or less regard for – young, disrespectful, long-haired hippies, smoking marijuana and listening to the pulsing sounds of rock and roll. But he has a murder to solve, and it looks as if the victim was somehow associated with the up-and-coming psychedelic pastoral band the Mad Hatters.

In the present, Inspector Alan Banks is investigating the murder of a freelance music journalist who was working on a feature about the Mad Hatters for MOJO magazine. This is not the first time that the Mad Hatters, now aging rock superstars, have been brushed by tragedy.

Banks finds he has to delve into the past to find out exactly what hornets’ nest the journalist inadvertently stirred up.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

On Sale: 18th September 2008

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781844568437

Reviews

Banks is one of the most fully drawn figures in this genre of fiction
New York Times
'Peter Robinson has for too long, and unfairly, been in the shadow of Ian Rankin; perhaps PIECE OF MY HEART, the latest in the Chief Inspector Banks series, will give him the status he deserves, near, perhaps even at the top of, the British crime writers' league . . . PIECE OF MY HEART brilliantly interweaves past and present, providing two strands of tension for the price of one, and further enhancing Alan Banks's reputation as one of crime fiction's most appealing cops.'
Marcel Berlins, <i>The Times</i>
A terrific contemporary crime novel
Independent on Sunday
Praise for Piece of My Heart and Friend of the Devil
:
Further enhances Alan Banks' reputation as one of crime fiction's most appealing cops
The Times
The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are, simply put, the best series on the market
Stephen King
A police procedural that grips like pliers
<i>Independent on Sunday
Peter Robinson is good at producing ingenious mysteries, and this one does not disappoint
Susanna Yager, <i>Daily Telegraph</i>
Classic Robinson: labyrinthine plot merged with deft characterisation
Observer